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April 2014
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DotNetNuke Modules – Benefits of Architecture

Now that we have something running, it’s time to take a look at the various parts of the DotNetNuke framework.  But before we do, we need the all-important question, “Why do we care?”

ASP.NET MVC – Is The Grass Really Greener?

iStock_000001889684Medium There are three ways now to write a web site in ASP.NET:

  • Use Classic ASP model with everything in the ASPX file and only use HTML controls without the runat=”server” attribute
  • Use the Web Forms model
  • Use the new ASP.NET MVC model

Each have their own benefits that need to be weighed carefully prior to moving forward with a design. … Read the rest

DotNetNuke Modules – Advanced Architecture

misc_vol4_032 So far we’ve done all of our development assuming that we are developing our module for internal use.  To be fair, that’s what most of you all will be doing.  There are a lot more of you who will be developing modules for internal use who will be fine with the architecture I’ve already given you, i.e., all of the files in one project.… Read the rest

DataSets, ObjectDataSource and 3-Tier ASP.NET

As I’ve mentioned in other post, while I think LINQ has it’s uses, I still favor the use of the ObjectDataSource control in conjunction with DataSets and a 3-tiered architecture.  Since any future demos I do will probably involve this architecture, I thought it would be useful to do a short demo that demonstrates how to create a 3-Tiered architecture in ASP.NET.… Read the rest

The point of a multi layer architecture

I’m planning on doing a series of videos on multi-layer/multi-tiered architecture using LINQ, but before I get to that I thought it would be helpful to first discuss the advantages of multi-layered architectures.